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Genre Documentary
Running Time 73 min
MPAA rating Unrated
Release Date Mar 1, 2013
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Hava Nagila (The Movie)

It's to music what the bagel is to food - a Jewish staple that has transcended its origins and become a worldwide hit. Bob Dylan sang it. Elvis, too. And that's only the beginning when it comes to Hava Nagila. Follow the infectious party song on its fascinating journey from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the cul-de?sacs of America in this hilarious and surprisingly deep film. Featuring interviews with Harry Belafonte, Connie Francis, Glen Campbell, Leonard Nimoy, Regina Spektor and more, Hava Nagila… Show more

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4/26/2013 - Boston.com - Loren King

It begins, of course, at a wedding. The band strikes up the first few notes of “Hava Nagila” and guests stream onto the dance floor as if under a spell. This short but lively documentary asks why, and then answers its question with an entertaining examination of the “kitschy and profound” song’s cultural and historical origins.

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